Original designs. Made in the U.S.A.
I use my Zephyr for toting heavy books - the extra reinforcement on the sides is great, and you'll like the plastic dividers. Zephyr is a terrific bag. For sure you'll want an Absolute strap. For shlepping books that heavy across campus, I'd probably opt for a Synapse 25 and wear the weight on my back, rather than one shoulder.
I got the Zephyr the other day with a wasabi dyneema lining. It's one hell of a book/file briefcase. I've packed the main compartment to the gills to give you an idea of what it can hold (yes, it can be zipped up without much of a struggle!). There's still plenty of room to slot in thin files, newspapers, etc. in the other document pockets although the main area's been packed to the max. Unfortunately even this is too big for my frame, so I've had to pass it to my partner. (Looks like I'll have to use a Pilot.)
Last edited by adalangdon; 06-01-2014 at 12:32 PM.